A ‘Grand Ambition,’ Now for Sale

The 187-footer, immortalized in a book about her build, is listed at $43.9 million.

187-foot Trinity yacht Lady Linda
The 187-foot Trinity Lady Linda was the subject of the book "Grand Ambition." She was built for Doug and Linda Von Allman, who have owned several other superyachts by the same name over the years.Courtesy International Yacht Collection

Apparently, Doug Von Allmen’s ambitions have changed.

In 2013, Simon & Schuster published “Grand Ambition,” a book by G. Bruce Knecht about construction of the 187-foot Trinity_ Lady Linda_. The book gave an insider’s look at construction of the superyacht, which Von Allmen, a private equity investor, wanted to be the best yacht ever built in the United States. He reportedly spent $40 million on the project, which endured construction trials and tribulations as his fortunes changed during the great economic recession. He continued with the build despite massive personal financial losses, and since her launch in 2012,_ Lady Linda_ has been chartering when Von Allmen isn’t using her.

Now, Lady Linda's story is about to continue with a new chapter — and a new lead character playing the role of yacht owner. Von Allman has listed Lady Linda for sale with International Yacht Collection at an asking price of $43.9 million.

Some of the features being touted include hidden cameras placed throughout the yacht so the crew can tell when guests need service, bold stones and rare art in the interior décor by Evan K. Marshall and a sundeck space that can be enclosed as a dance floor. She also has a helipad, zero-speed stabilizers and VSAT-supported Wi-Fi.

Brokers Frank Grzeszczak and Bill Sanderson have more information available via www.iyc.com.